Imaginate Ideas Exchange

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Come and join Imaginate for an evening of new works-in-progress for young audiences by artists based in Scotland, presented in partnership with the Traverse Theatre.

Ideas Exchange is an industry focused event and a great opportunity to see new work, offer feedback and network with peers.

Image: Jassy Earl

The programme includes:

STRIKE (ages 12+)

A bold, truthful play about the young people’s Climate Action. How do we overcome the obstacles ranging from inconvenient, to annoying, to absurd? Inspired by the School Strikes - particularly by those who stood at the back, away from the megaphone and who were initially reluctant to join in. Those who took action in spite of inhibitions, and conflicted feelings. It’s an emergency and the clock is ticking - can we get there in time?

Hazel Darwin-Clements Creator & performer
Heather Fulton Director / Artistic Director of Frozen Charlotte

The Turmeric Trail (ages 9+)

Berlin is a passionate python owner whose aunt, wrestling with a psychosis, comes to stay while she is on the brink of exams she can’t afford to fail. A new play about the power of our thoughts to create our reality through the eyes of a creature-obsessed teenager.

You can’t just kick family out, even if they are a python, but there are certain things that get in the way of studying.

Like turmeric.

Skye Loneragan Writer
Angie Cassidy, Sean Hay, Liz Strange Performers

This performance is part of Imaginate’s Accelerator project which is supported by the PLACE programme, funded by the Scottish Government, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals, and supported and administered by Creative Scotland. Supported by North Edinburgh Arts.

Trivial Drinking (ages 3-6)

Trivial Drinking is a theatrical performance all centred around a tap. A tap that goes into the ground and produces a dark, sticky liquid. No sip of this liquid goes without trace. Using materials to explore ideas of consumption, ownership and resource sharing in a raucous, messy way!

Inspired by arguments over fossil fuels, this performance was originally developed and broadcast in 2015 for National Theatre of Scotland’s 5 Minute Theatre. This piece is now being developed for young audiences.

Rosa Duncan Director, Scenographer & Performer
Ross Mann Co-creator & Performer

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